New Google Reader Feature: Blogroll Clip

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Today, the Official Google Reader Blog announced a new feature developed by Steve Lacey in his “20% time” (a legendary Google practice) that allows placing a clip of the sites you’ve subscribed to and put in a certain tag. The tag must be public, of course, for a blogroll to show up, as with the starred and shared items. I’m planning to put one in my sidebar, near the Recently Starred Items module, but I first have to decide how to do it, i.e. create a new tag and share certain subscriptions, wait until they allow clipping all subscriptions, or what. How I do it will affect the way I read in Reader (ouch), so it will take some consideration after I’m done with the quarter. (Quarter’s end is not the time to think about serious decisions…)


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